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2010

Projects commencing in 2010.
Analysis of available data on affordable housing investment

Using existing data sources, the purpose of this project was to provide a strong evidence base to show what the current provision of affordable housing built over the last 20 years looks like in terms of location, type of housing and size, and whether it is significantly different compared with past provision. The aim was to demonstrate what has been achieved in terms of investment in affordable housing, and to link this with tenant satisfaction.

Delivering insights through typologies of place

The use of place typologies in government policy has been actively promoted by CLG and its predecessor departments for nearly thirty years, with the development of the Index of Local Conditions (later the Index of Local Deprivation and Index of Multiple Deprivation) in 1981. The department has made active use of these indices in targeting interventions, such as its Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, and in evaluating performance and progress, for example in comparing the performance of NDC areas with other areas of similar deprivation.

Deprivation and community need in Suffolk

This project sought to assemble a coherent evidence place on where deprivation is experienced in Suffolk, how it is concentrated and where it may be hard to identify. It built on an assumption that deprivation can be material, physical or social and may be obscured by being concentrated in certain places or among certain groups of population. It may also arise from a combination of personal and place characteristics.

Developing a local development framework affordable housing evidence base

The purpose of the project is to produce a short, usable guide for local authority officers in the South East to help them develop a robust affordable housing evidence base to inform their Local Development Frameworks. The affordable housing guide will sit within the South East England Partnership Board’s current LDF delivery suite.

Economic and social impacts of housing

The Scottish Government commissioned CCHPR to write a literature review on the subject of the social and economic impact of housing.

Evaluating the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service

This project evaluates the Women’s Design Group project for the Women’s Design Service, reflecting on the success of the project and making recommendations for taking the initiative forward.

Evaluation of the FirstStop information and advice initiative

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research evaluated the FirstStop service information and advice service for older people for six years between 2009 and 2015.

Housing benefit changes and their effects on the private rented sector

The project looks at short- and longer-term influences on the supply of private rented housing to poorer households in Britain. The new government’s emergency budget of June 2010 proposed substantial reductions in the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) payments made to private tenants who cannot afford their rent.

Housing transformation in Jersey

This consultancy project was carried out for the States of Jersey to provide support for the proposed Housing Transformation Programme.

Input into the consultation on the abolition of the Regional Spatial Strategies

CCHPR were commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to assist in submitting their consultation response for the inquiry into the abolition of regional spatial strategies. The consultation focussing particularly on the implications for house building.

Mixed communities literature review

This review of the literature around the benefits of mixed communities was carried out under the call-off contract for the Scottish Government. This is to meet some of the analytical needs which the Communities Analytical Services Division (CASD) will have in 2009 and 2010.

Private Rented Sector Services Review

Hammersmith and Fulham commissioned Organisational Development to carry out a review of their Private Rented Sector. Anna Clarke input in a consultancy role on this work offering advice into the use of the private rented sector within Housing Options.

The future of inclusive design: the success of initiatives aiming to reduce inequality in spatial planning and the built environment

The aim of the research was to explore the success of equality-related initiatives in the field of spatial planning and the built environment. CCHPR worked with Women’s Design Groups, Disability Access Groups and Inclusive Design Groups.

The private rented sector in the new century: A comparative approach

The objective of this research was to examine the extent to which different regulatory frameworks across Europe have generated different incentives to provide private rental housing; to live in private rental housing; and to fund that housing.

Under-occupation in North Hertfordshire

CCHPR were commissioned to carry out a study of under-occupation amongst social housing tenants in North Herts. The study included a survey of tenants as well as analysis of other data sources.

Under-utilisation of the housing stock: Eight local case studies

Shelter commissioned CCHPR to undertake eight local authority case studies into under-utilisation of the existing housing stock. The research looked at empty properties, second homes and under-occupation.

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